Simona Halep and Angelique Kerber were thoroughly tested yesterday before they joined Elina Svitolina in the semi-finals on a day which saw the leading seeds restore order at the withdrawal-hit Qatar Total Open.
Halep, the top seed from Romania and world No. 3, huffed and puffed past Germany’s Julia Goerges, needing tie-breakers in both sets to stay on course for her second title in Doha, while third seed Kerber was taken the full distance by the Czech Republic’s Barbora Strycova.
Svitolina, the Australian Open quarter-finalist last month and fourth seed here, had a relatively easy outing, sending qualifier Karolina Muchova packing in …read more
Source: Gulf times